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Rhyl Town Council Christmas window dressing competition2020RHYL shoppers will have an extra spring in their step in the run-up to Christmas.

The balmy beaches of Australia will give way to the streets of the Denbighshire town as a pair of mischievous bouncing Christmas elves hop on to the High Street.

Aussies Horace and Boris will be keeping an eye on shoppers to see who has been naughty and nice, discovering who is guaranteed a place on Santa’s list this year.

The pair will be overseeing High Street fun on Saturday December 11 for the latest day of free activities staged by Rhyl Town Council. Santa’s unusual helpers can jump one metre off the ground so no one will escape their once-over.

Rhyl mayor Cllr Diane King said: “Christmas is a time of fun and games with a little sprinkling of silly. Horace and Boris bring all of that with them.

“The elves are off their shelf and on the move and guaranteed to raise a smile as they bounce and bop along.

“I’ll be joining them in town, so get ready - we’ll be wanting to hear who has been extra special this year so we can make sure Santa has got everyone on his list.”

Joining the duo will be the band Ghostbuskers from Tape Community Music & Film, who will bring their special style of musical revelry to the occasion. There will also be free face painting.

Bouncing into Christmas will be held on Saturday December 11 from 11am.

Rhyl Town Council Christmas window dressing competition2020Rhyl Town Council Christmas window dressing competition 2021 is OPEN!

If your business window is full of festive sparkle and shine then we’d love to hear from you.

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Rhyl Town Council Christmas window dressing competition2020Jason Manford to kick start Christmas at Rhyl Christmas Light switch on

Comedian Jason Manford will be kick-starting the festive season by switching on Rhyl’s Christmas lights this month.

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Motown comes to Rhyl town for festive Chistmas Pops extravaganzaMotown comes to Rhyl town for festive Chistmas Pops extravaganza

2019’s annual Christmas Pops concert being held in Rhyl will have a distinct soulful feel this year– with the American Four Tops Show performing a medley of motown classics to get people in the festive mood.

William Hicks from Atlanta Georgia, the creative genius behind the show will have people rocking in the aisles with hits such as through all the hits of the Four Tops including Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself ( Sugar Pie ), Standing In The Shadow, Bernadette, Walk Away Rene all the way to going Loco in Acapulco, along with plenty more music from that golden era including songs of the Temptations, the Drifters, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Stylistics, Ben E King and Stevie Wonder.

Soul Satisfaction’s AMERICAN FOUR TOPS have appeared alongside original soul and Motown legends such as the Stylistics, the Three Degrees, Martha Reeves, the Temptations, the Drifters and are truly world class!

The concert line-up also includes vocalist / host Mathew Roberts – Performing a variety of music including sounds from the swing era and some contemporary numbers from the likes of Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullen also appearing will be Ysgol Emmanuel Choir and the Denbighshire County Youth Brass Band.

The annual concert, organised by Denbighshire County Council, in partnership with Rhyl Town Council, will be staged at St Thomas’ Church, Rhyl on Sunday, 8th December from 5pm.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a great line up and the event has been long established as a way of kick starting the Christmas celebrations.
“We would encourage people get into the festive spirit and secure their free ticket for this prestigious event”.

Rhyl Town Clerk Gareth Nickels said: “Rhyl’s Christmas pops is always a real crowd-pleaser and having the Four Tops Motown Show performing live will top off a great run-up to the festive season.

“Rhyl Town Council is supporting three events this December – the lights switch on, a children’s party, and the Christmas Pops which means there is something for everyone. We’re also thrilled that Ysgol Emmanuel Choir will be with us for the Christmas Pops, supporting local talent.”

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Rhyl Town Council and Rhyl Business Group’s Christmas window dressing competitionRhyl Town Council and Rhyl Business Group’s Christmas window dressing competition is OPEN!

If your business window is full of festive sparkle and shine then we’d love to hear from you.

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July Fun Day posterCircus Saturday - Free Fun Day

13/07/19 - 11am-4pm
High Street, Rhyl

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Rhyl Town Council and Rhyl Business Group’s Christmas window dressing competitionMayor of Rhyl's Charity Evening

Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl LL18 1BA
Saturday 27th April 2019

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Christmas PopsChristmas Pops

Sunday 9th December 5pm

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Christmas Light Switch OnChristmas Light Switch On

Saturday 1st December 2 till 5pm

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Wild RhylWild Rhyl

Saturday 22 September - 11am-4pm

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Retro RhylRetro Rhyl

Free Music Event

Saturday 21 - 12-4pm - High Street, Rhyl

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poster may dayMayor's May Day

Saturday May 5th

11am - 4pm

High Street, Rhyl

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Monday May 28th

11am - 4pm

High Street, Rhyl

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Rhyl Town Council has its own community events programme and also lends its support to others in the area.
Upcoming Rhyl events include:

Rhyl Community Events 2018

From giant lobsters, live music, to have-a-go experiences, here's a taster of our 2018 timetable of events.

Monday April 2 | 11am-3pm | Rhyl High Street
Come and meet giant Easter bunnies. Free giveaways.

Saturday May 5 | Mayor’s May Day | 11am-4pm | Rhyl High Street
Enjoy traditional games, a solar cinema, stilt walkers, circus skills, Punch ‘n’ Judy, & more

Monday May 28 | Seafest | 11am-4pm | Rhyl High Street
Celebrate Visit Wales Year of the Sea with:
Make your own sand sculptures with Sandinyoureye
Face painting with Miles of smiles by Bernie
Meet Larry, the giant inflatable lobster & more

Saturday July 21 | Retro Rhyl summer music | 12noon-4pm |Rhyl High Street |

Saturday September 22 | Wild Rhyl |Glan Morfa, Marsh Road, Rhyl with Denbighshire Countryside Service11am-4pm

Saturday December 8 | Free film showings | Rhyl Town Hall | Film and times TBC

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Past Events

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St Thomas' Church, Rhyl

Sunday 10th December 2017 from 5pm

Free Admission by ticket only

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Saturday December 2

The entertainment will start on the High Street at 2.30pm and finish with a short firework finale at 5.00pm.

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imageDreaming of a Rhyl Christmas

Saturday December 9

Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl

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imageWild Rhyl

Saturday September 16

11am - 4pm

Brickfield Pond

Ffordd Derwen

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imageWild Rhyl

PEOPLE are being encouraged to take a walk on the wild side and explore their countryside.
Rhyl Town Council and Denbighshire Countryside Service are joining forces to run Wild Rhyl, which will showcase one of the town’s green spaces.
The free, one-day event follows on from the success of last year’s Wild Weekend and will include hands-on activities such as countryside crafts, fishing, bike riding, and guided walks.
To be held on September 16 at Rhyl’s Brickfield Pond, the event will give people the chance to explore a different side to the town.

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A TOWN will turn back the clock to mark its place in musical history.

As The Beatles iconic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album turns 50, Rhyl’s High Street is to be transformed into Beatles Street.
On Saturday July 14 1962, The Beatles played in Wales for the first time, heralding the start of Beatlemania. Their first Welsh gig - at Rhyl’s Regent Dansette Ballroom, now home to Burton and Dorothy Perkins - lasted an hour with tourists and locals entertained for just five shillings.
A blue plaque marks the building where The Beatles performed and now local
tribute band, The Cavernites, will take to the stage in the town’s high street on
Saturday July 15 to remember the historical day.

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imageMusic Festival 70s and 80s

August 13th 2017

Rhyl Arena

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imageRhyl Seafest

Bank Holiday Monday May 29th

Events Arena Rhyl: 11am-5pm

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imageStars of the 70’s and 80’s are coming to Rhyl Arena for Nostalgia Fest 2017

Celebrate the music of the 70’s and 80’s at Nostalgia Fest being held at the Rhyl Events Arena on Sunday 13th August, 2017, 12.00 noon until 6.00 pm. This is a free event and will bring event goers right back to the good times they had growing up with some iconic bands of the decade including The Christians, Dr and The Medics, Aswad, Odyssey, and tribute band Ska Brittania. Other bands are yet to be announced.

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From the slowest ride on earth to the jingle bells of Christmas, there's lots of fun to be had in Rhyl in 2017. Explore & Enjoy.

Monday 29th
High Street, Rhyl: 10am-5pm
10am - noon Music from Ghostbuskers
Noon - 5pm Giant Sun Birds' Parade
Events' arena, Rhyl: 11am-5pm
NEW: Take a trip on the slowest ride on earth - the Lifeboat
Meet the Rhyl Lifeboat crew and explore the boats + other great activities

Saturday 15th 12noon-4pm
High Street, Rhyl
Beatles Street
Live music & more
Celebrate the day The Beatles played in Rhyl with The Cavernites tribute band & more

imageSunday July 30. Rhyl RNLI Open Day - 10.30am to 4.30pm. Lifeboat station, Lower East Parade, Rhyl.

Sunday 13th Approx 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Rhyl Lifeboat Harbour Raft Race

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th
Rhyl Air Show

Halloween - details coming soon!

Saturday 9th
Free film showings at Rhyl Town Hall

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Rhyl Mayor’s Gala Awards Evening. Friday March 17 at 6pm, Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl.

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imageRhyl Town Council will be flying the flag for St David’s Day.

Visitors to Rhyl will be receive a greeting with a difference at the town’s bus and train stations on March 1.

A choir will perform for passengers who will also be given a Welsh flag.

The town council will be joined by the Ghostbuskers Community Choir. The choir includes members from Rhyl and proved a hit when they played in the town at Christmas.

Passengers will be met outside the train station between 9am-11am on St David’s Day.


12 Days of Christmas

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Rhyl’s Christmas Lights Switch

The festive countdown has begun in Rhyl as the date and line up for the official Christmas light switch on has been announced.

Joining them are ‘The Birds’, a walkabout animal act where giant birds with stunning fanned tails entertain and inspire audiences with their amazing light effects - click here to see video

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Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Showfield, Rhuddlan Road, #Rhyl

Saturday November 5 @ 7.30pm with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Rhyl Town Council Cyngor Tref Y Rhyl

Rhyl Air Show

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016, Rhyl Promenade, 12pm - 5pm.

This action-packed event returns for another year with a full programme including the Red Arrows.

Sponsored by Rhyl Town Council, admission to the event is free.

Seaside Soul

Sunday 21st August, noon until 6pm.

Join us at the Events Arena for music from iconic stars of three golden eras featuring Midnight Soul Sisters, The Real Thing, Still Drifting featuring Ray Lewis, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and guest DJs.

Rhyl’s Wild Weekend

September 17

Explore Rhyl’s countryside and beaches during our fun-filled day.

December 1-24

We’ve a surprise in store for Christmas. Keep an eye here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out more.

Christmas Pops – Sunday 4th December

Venue and times TBC

St David’s Day

March 1

Celebrate our national day in style with activities around town.


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